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of this actually happened. it is loosely based on a real american hustle. it's an fbi sting called abscam. >> you got any other questions? >> i think the name of the operation is offensive. what, abscam, arab scam, it's racist. >> what do you care, you're mexican. >> the operation got under way in 1978 and it sent shock waves across capitol hill when it finally went public two years later. >> a cover for the biggest political scandal to hit washington since watergate. grand juries in four cities soon will begin hearing evidence in a bribery scandal that involves eight members of congress and at least 20 other public officials. >> it was the first made-for-tv scandal, politicians caught on surveillance tapes, taking thousands of dollars in bribes from phony arab sheiks. at the heart of it is the man depicted by christian bale. >> like the veet congress man, right, i'm in and out, i was there the whole time. you don't know it. to become somebody who can pin their beliefs and their dreams on. >> bale, of course, played the character irving rosenfeld. it's loosely based on the actual mastermind of ab
wednesday in the south of ukraine in the crimea region. nbc news learned exclusive details about an fbi informant planted inside of al qaeda. according to numerous sources, the fbi had a mole who actually met osama bin laden eight years before the september 11th attacks. and this mole knew bin laden planned to finance terror plots, but the bureau opted not to disclose that information to the 9/11 commission. the informant acted as a, quote, driver and confidant for the man who planned the 1993 terror attack on the world trade center. bin laden apparently told the mole about a planned attack on a masonic lodge in los angeles, that information in the end helping the fbi to prevent the attack from happening. >>> the nutritional panels on all those foods that we buy are about to get a bit of a makeover. today, michelle obama and the head of the fda will announce proposed updates as part of the first lady's push to help americans make healthier choices. nbc's tracie potts is in washington. and tracie, as we look at some of these possible changes, how might they make things easier, some will
fbi documents suggesting it may have been rigged. >>> your "new day" starts right now. >>> good morning. welcome to "new day." it's wednesday, february 26th, 6:00 in the east. the ball my weekend, just a big tease. the eastern two-thirds of the country now in the grips of a dangerous arctic blast. for good measure, there's snow in the forecast all the way to new england. indra petersons, our meteorologist whether tell us -- will tell us what's happening, where, and why. let's begin with ted row lands in frigid chicago. how you holding up? >> reporter: frigid is an understatement, chris. good morning. it's about 15 degrees below zero right now in chicago. much worse in other areas of the midwest. it is just getting to be too much to bear. the latest arctic blast is a harsh reminder that the winter that just won't quit isn't over. >> too long, too cold. >> reporter: cities across the country nearing record levels for snow and low temperatures. minnesota is an track to break its record of 52 days below zero. chicago has been below zero for 23 days this winter and the fifth highest
to be watched by supporters and opponents and the like. >> the fbi saw this about the first ali/listo fight. >> reporter: it was one of the greatest moments in american history. could the fight have been rigged? we'll tell you about new documents fueling that speculation. mine was earned in korea in 1953. afghanistan, in 2009. orbiting the moon in 1971. [ male announcer ] once it's earned, usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection. and because usaa's commitment to serve current and former military members and their families is without equal. begin your legacy. get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. [ mthat if you wear a partial,w you're almost twice as likely to lose your supporting teeth? try poligrip for partials. poligrip helps minimize stress which may damage supporting teeth by stabilizing your partial. care for your partial. help protect your natural teeth. ♪ 800,000 hours of supercomputing time, 3 million lines of code, 40,000 sets of eyes, or a million sleepless nights. wheth
, it's not working today. >> maybe that's just me. >> coming up on "new day," new fbi information on a mole who had access to osama bin la din eight years before the attacks. we'll give you the latest. >>> also ahead, she sure sounds like she's running. hillary clinton delivering a big speech in florida. did we just witness a preview of 2016? female announcer ] we eased your back pain, you turned up the fun. tylenol® provides strong pain relief while being gentle on your stomach. but for everything we do, we know you do so much more. tylenol®. you're an emailing, texting, master of the digital universe. but do you protect yourself? ♪ apparently not. when you access everything, you give everyone access to everything about you. but that's ok. while you do your thing... [ alert rings ] we'll be here at lifelock, doing our thing. watching out for things your credit card alone can't. [ alert rings ] and relentlessly protecting your identity. get lifelock protection and live life free. [ alert rings ] what is this place? where are we? this is where we bring together the fastest inte
home in harlem a few months before he died. >> you set on said on the record that you think the fbi may have given you cancer in a. >> almost certainly. extremely advanced and there's no question after the assassination of martin luther king, they themselves have had to change the method with what they consider to be leaders. and of course one of the best ways to do it. and they say jokingly that the 1600 the indians could catch smallpox and they could give us cancer with their laser beams today. and of course america is involved with a warfare. >> host: did the fbi watch stokely carmichael? >> guest: absolutely. very famously they have a counterintelligence program that has initially been started in the 1950s and is supposed to be anti-communist. and it quickly becomes something that is used to provide surveillance over civil rights activist and pro-democracy activists and black power revolutionaries and carmichael has an extensive fbi file. the state department, the united states intelligence services, the fbi is watching them all the time, especially for the black power speech of jun
on a real american hustle, an fbi sting called abscam that engulfed congress in 1980. >> the biggest political scandal to hit washington since watergate. >> reporter: and it was the first made-for-tv scandal resulting in convictions of seven members of congress, including a senator and other politicians, all caught on state-of-the-art surveillance taking thousands of dollars in bribes from phony arab sheikhs. one congressman actually stuffing cash in his suit with investigators claiming later he was hiding it from the mob. and like christian bale's irving rosenfeld, abscan's mastermind was also a con man. melvin weinberg, a flashy, bronx-born swindler turned paid fbi informant. we caught up with weinberg, now retired in florida. how'd you become a confidence man? >> oh, it was easy. you want to make a buck? i seen what was going on back in them days, and everybody was charging people points to get a construction loan or a mortgage. >> reporter: first targeting white-collar crime, weinberg and the fbi set up abdul enterprises, representing two mystical arab sheikhs eager to invest mon
could find those. also personal papers. also under surveillance. fbi, mississippi highway patrol, in the mississippi state sovereignty commission which was an organization with the express purpose how to preserve racial segregation so i had public-relations to present mississippi and a positive light to the tourist but also surveillance there was an informant on the march that was reporting back to the state of mississippi classified as informant tax. he/she produced very detailed reports what was going on in meetings from civil rights leaders in the middle of the controversy. that was complex. in those officials tended to exaggerated makeup stuff but it is important to understand the ways it was watched. the last major aspect was talking to the people in the march i interviewed 100 people who were in for -- involved with that brought this was not adjusted national story about political conflicts or ideas but physical participation of the marchers a coming of age the unique experience in for some tragic and disappointing to bring up the personal stories gave the extra layer. >> h
the fbi investigation into former cia director david petraeus who resigned 16 months ago after -- over an affair with his biographer. in a letter obtained by fox news, chaffetz wrote by understanding is as of today, the investigation into general petraeus is still ongoing. when will the investigation conclude? what are the issues still in question? the utah republican said it is important for the justice department to clear up the matt ukraine. the fox all-stars weigh in right after this. [ male announcer ] want healthy joints?° ♪ the joint is jumpin' osteo bi-flex® elps strengthen your joints.° like calcium supplements can help your bones, osteo bi-flex can help your joints.° osteo bi-flex... also in joint & muscle and joint & bone. also in joint & muscle your hepatitis c.forget it's slow moving, you tell yourself. i have time. after all there may be no symptoms for years. no wonder you try to push it to the back of your mind and forget it. but here's something you shouldn't forget. hepatitis c is a serious disease. if left untreated, it could lead to liver damage and potentiall
announced his leave of absence to focus on corruption charges for bribing a undercover fbi agent. democrats no longer have a 2/3 majoritity. he doesn't think -- majority, he doesn't think it matters much. >> if there were key issues when the democrats needed to maintain the majority, that they were willing to put the votes on, they would not be leaving. >> republicans feel they should be suspended instead of paid leave. they are pushing for a vote today but they will still get their $95,000 a year pay. >>> san francisco school children are helping to make crossing the street safer near their school. today was the first day of the program at the elementary school. under the superviz of a police officer -- supervision of a police officer students helped kids get to school safely and it promotes pedestrian safely in light of the number of pedestrian accidents. >> having been a crossing guard when i was in elementary school it did develop a sense of responsibility and knowledge about when to cross, how to cross, be defensive when you cross. >> it will be implemented at two schools in the coming
to any thefts at any u.s. mint facility. the fbi tells me it is not investigating at this point. >> does this mean the couple still gets to cash in, then? >> reporter: it would appear so. but if it turn out that the coins were government property and stolen from the government, i guess all bets are off. the couple could end up with just a finder's fee. >> i have a solution for this, though. the couple pays the federal government back the 30,000 it lost. that's what it was worth. that's what the federal government is out. they pay back the 30,000 that they lost and keep the rest. >> keep the rest. >> the government is not going to be out mount if they sell all of these gold coins because of taxes. they will get money in taxes. >> there you go. >> all right. thanks, allen. >>> they paid a no for worthless airline tickets -- a thousand dollars of worthless airlines tickets. >>> not out of the draught woods yet, but tonight, see the dramatic difference in the reservoirs in the wake of the recent rain. >> reporter: a gorgeous sunset outside. look at this right there. the sun is finally out af
-abiding americans safe. according to the f.b.i., in 2012, 95 law enforcement officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents and 52,901 officers were victims of line-of-duty assaults. 52,901. "the new york times" in 2012 observed, "as violent crime has decreased across the country, a disturbing trend has emerged: rising numbers of police officers being killed." in 2008, 41 officers were killed. 41. in 2009, 48 officers were killed. in 2010, 56 officers were killed. in 2011, 72 officers were killed. and in 2012, 95 officers were killed. unfortunately, as byron york noted today, "the new york times" has not reported on the controversial nomination of debo adegbile to head the d.o.j. civil rights division. it is out of respect for all of our nation's police officers that i rise to oppose mr. adegbile's nomination. under adegbile's leadership and supervision, the naacp legal defense fund brazenly politicized the murder of a philadelphia police officers, officer daniel faulkner. on december 9, 19 81, 25-year-old officer faulkner was murdered by wesley cook, who is widely known as mumia abu-jama
detriment when his sister visited him in prison, it was overheard by an fbi agent, but tsarnaev's lawyers are fighting use of the statement as evidence against him. >> the pakistani taliban declaring a one-month cease-fire, the step that could rekindle stalled peace talks. >> skin cancer's not only a risk with tanning beds but linking indoor tanning to other risky behaviors by teenagers including binge drinking and unsafe sexual activity. >>> a brand-new law allowing minors to delete social media posts with an erase function. california requiring social media companies the opportunity to delete regrettable internet postings. that is redundant, isn't it? the first in the country law being hailed as a good step, especially in the absence of federal law. yes, regrets. we have many. >> you're saying no matter what you post, it shouldn't be out there. >> it shouldn't be on age limit. everybody gets a regrettable erase. >> i agree with you. your cell phone could be a life saver. the pulse point app is aiming to link heart attack victims with people nearby who are training in cpr. fascinating, r
at a jewelry store wearing goggles and respirators claiming to be fbi agents investigating a meth lab. later they pulled a gun and zip tied the employees. one guard them in the back room while others scooped up the goods and got away. >>> interior department calculated the cost of last year's government shutdown of national parks. that 16-day congressional standoff came to $414 million in lost visitor spending at the parks and surrounding communities. the national parks are economic engines. in 2012 generating $27 billion. supporting 243,000 jobs. >>> roads around the nation's capital are still treacherous this morning after a powerful storm kovrtd area with snow and ice. many schools will be delayed or closed for a second day. federal agencies shut down yesterday are opening two hours late this morning. and d.c. is bracing for another blast of bitter cold air with temperatures dipping into single digits. and that same storm turned into a traffic nightmare for drivers across texas. thousands of them stuck on slick highways. the biggest backup formed south of dallas, a line of cars and trucks
, the cia, the fbi, security experts, airline companies, boeing, the flight attendants and pilots' union. now the results are out and nobody is moving on it. >> let's get this done. you want this second barrier. how much would it cost? >> the secondary barrier that united all right installed cost $3500. the airlines spend over a million on other things. it's not a cost. i met with safety and security guys with united and he said it's not cost. it's not the weight. it's simply that it has not been mandated and th mandated and that they're following tsa procedures. but just a short time ago they wanted to reintroduce knives on airplanes. this is who we're taking the lead from? we need to have it mandated. i went to my congressman. also went to my senator in pennsylvania. i am proud of my pennsylvania delegates because they are standing up to safety and security. there is is a bill in the house and senate. >> yeah. how can we help you? >> call their congressmen and senator. they have to hear from the american people. minimum safety regulations and rules and procedures. it's just not accepta
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